Join J. Scott Giaquinta for an in-depth discussion in this video Basic progressive and trance mixing techniques, part of EDM Production Techniques: Basslines.
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…Okay, let me mix this track using many of the techniques I've covered in…the previous videos on mixing.…First off, let's bring up a vintage warmer on the drums.…Vintage warmer, again,…is a wonderful tape saturater made by PSP, company from Poland.…So I'm going to start with a preset that I like to use quite often.…Track tape normal.…Just going to solo these drums by themselves.…Turn up this just a little bit more.…Alright, let's start there.…Alright, I'm also going to put a vintage warmer on the bass bus.…Solo these two together.…
Try that.…just a little bit I'll start with that preset again.…All right, that sounds good.…The next thing I'm going to do is I'm going to throw a side chain onto this, and…I know that the programming of the galloping base line,…there are no notes that are occurring where the kick is happening.…But still sometimes a side chain helps to just give it a little bit more of…a fluid movement.…So, I always kind of suggest a side chain, even if it's just a slight one.…It helps to create movement and dynamics in your sound.…
Want to learn more about creating solid EDM tracks? Check out EDM Production Techniques: Drums.